; esp., liquor that is of low
quality or that is made or obtained illegally
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Word origin of 'hooch'contr. of Alaskan Ind hoochinoo, crude alcoholic liquor made by the Hoochinoo Indians (< Hutsnuwu, lit., grizzly bear fort)